hi everyone We have had our puppy George for 10 days now and he is almost 10 weeks old. He is a great little character but we are struggling to settle him in his crate. We need to be able to crate him when he is occasionally left for a few hours (we are retired so home most of the time) and at night. He is happy to wander in and out, he is fed in there and we use Kongs, treats, praise etc and he is okay if we close the door for about 10 minutes max, then he makes more noise than I thought was possible from such a little soul! Barking, screaming, he sounds like he is being murdered. We had a professional trainer visit and have been following their advice but I have a horrible feeling he is never going to be comfortable being ‘locked’ in there. We can’t let him cry it out because of neighbours. He also hates being confined at all. At the moment I am sleeping downstairs on the sofa with him on the floor beside me as it is totally impossible to move the crate upstairs. He cries to come up with me often in the night but I am ignoring him and he eventually settles. I’ve tried a box, a bed, a playpen in our room but he still hollers. Does anyone have any Shih Tzu specific advise please or am I destined never to sleep in my bed again!? Thanks in advance for any help!